Western AreaKawagoe City
Old Yamazaki Family Villa
Old Yamazaki Family Villa was built as a retreat for Kashichi Yamazaki, the 5th generation of Kameya, a long-established confectionery store of Kawagoe.
In 2000, the main house, tearoom, and the benches of the waiting room were designated as a tangible cultural property of the city and in 2006, a portion of the building was donated to the city. In February of 2011, the garden was registered as the national registered monument (location of scenic beauty). In addition, on September 30th of 2019, the purlin was designated as the nation’s important cultural property (edifice). (Tearoom and the benches of the waiting room were also designated).
In the garden of the Old Yamazaki Family Villa, there are architectures of a Japanese-style house and a Western-style house along with an example of a Japanese-style garden with a tearoom designed by Katsuya Yasuoka and is recognized of value with a high evaluation for its “contribution to the development for the culture of landscape architecture”.
Historical and Cultural facilities
- Tourist spot name
- Old Yamazaki Family Villa
- Kawagoe Matsuechō 2-7-8
- 049-224-5940 (Kawagoe City Tourism Division)049-224-5940 (Kawagoe City Tourism Division)
Business hours / Fee
- Business hours
9: 30 ~ 18: 30 (April-September)
9: 30 ~ 17: 30 (October-March)
(Admission to the main building and garden is 30 minutes before closing)
- Regular holiday
First and third Wedensday（In case that day is a holdiday, then the closest weekday after that) New Year's Holiday (December 29th to January 1st)
Other temporarily closed days
- General Private 100 yen (for those in a group with more than 20 people, a charge of 80 yen per person) University・High School Students (for those in a group with more than 20 people, a charge of 40 yen per person) Free for those younger than middle school.
- Public transport
・Get off at ”Kawagoe Station” of JR Saikyo Line・Tobu Tojo Line and walk for about 25 minutes
・Get off at “Honkawagoe Station” of Seibu Shinjuku Line and walk for about 15 minutes
- About 15 minutes from "Kawagoe" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Fee: Large buses not available